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CampMODA at Lovett - Designing Sustainable Eco-Cities 2020

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Last Date to register: Monday, August 31st, 2020

Designing Sustainable Eco-Cities 2020

Two one-week sessions are offered this year

Session 1: June 22-26

Session2: July 6-10


Do you like to build cities in Minecraft?

In this camp, Minecrafters will investigate the most innovative practices in architecture and urban sustainability. Then, building in MODA’s Minecraft servers, campers will collaborate to create an environmentally-friendly city mindful of future generations’ quality of life.

Over the course of the week, campers will study urban design history, learn about challenges to environmental sustainability, and how different cities evolve. They’ll investigate both current and potential solutions to solving environmental challenges linked to human involvement. Using design thinking, they’ll participate in multiple design challenges that will contribute to developing a sustainable city. Design challenges will cover water management, biodiversity, urban ecologies, landscape architecture, and more. Campers will also design and implement sustainable energy systems with Minecraft’s redstone to provide power and light to their urban environments.

In addition to designing in Minecraft, campers will use computer-aided design programs such as WorldEdit and Tinkercad to design their city and bring it to life. They’ll be challenged to consider a wide variety of variables such as aesthetics, sustainability, construction materials, and user experience as they designs.

Campers will:

  • Learn about and build homes, civic, industrial and commercial structures
  • Learn about and discuss “green” concepts, sustainability in urban environments, transportation systems, and built alternative energy infrastructure
  • Develop vocabulary necessary to discuss urban environments, including design vocabulary ('scale', 'rhythm,' 'walkability,' 'density') and social vocabulary ('mobility,' 'sense of place,' 'community values,' 'housing equity' )
  • Refine their understanding of architecture and the built environment and its impact on individuals and communities
  • Learn to use Minecraft as a design tool for exploring and addressing real-world problems
  • Use the design thinking process as a means of addressing the challenges they face in this course
  • Refine the human interaction skills used in design thinking, including empathy, teamwork, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing and refining ideas
  • Improve their coding skills as they learn more refined ways to interact with Minecraft

This “green city” will be built on the MODA Minecraft server, meaning that participants will be able to continue to access their work and keep collaborating with one another and with others once their camp ends.

This camp will be taught June 22- 26 and July 6-10  from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Parents are invited to join us on Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm to share the fun and see what campers have learned. The camp is open to rising 4th-9th graders. Weeklong campMODA sessions (5 days) cost $495 ($100 non-refundable registration fee + $395 tuition). Camper should bring their own lunch.


MODA members receive a 10% discount and should contact MODA at 404-979-6455 prior to registration to receive the discount code. For more information about memberships or to join MODA you can visit us online at http://museumofdesign.org/membership/ or email usatmembership@museumofdesign.org. Please note that camp member discounts apply only to MODA Sustaining Membership levels beginning at $8/month or $96/year and above.


Children of Lovett faculty receive a 10% discount and should contact Marc Mallet at 404-262-3032 prior to registration to receive the discount code. Note that this is the only faculty discount for this camp.


Based on demand, all programs may NOT be available all weeks. Should the program you request not meet a minimum enrollment, you will be contacted at least a month before your camp session.

Please contact the camp administrator to identify any behavior issues, special education needs, or food allergies.  MODA reserves the right to determine whether behavioral issues are appropriate for campMODA.


Contact campMODA with any questions by calling (404)979-6455 or emailing campMODA@museumofdesign.org.

Exemption Notice: This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562

June 22 - 26 Designing Sustainable Eco-Cities Session 1: $495.00
July 6 - 10 Designing Sustainable Eco-Cities Session 2: $495.00
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4075 Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta Georgia, 30327-3032
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